Contents tagged with Lukashenko

  • Lukashenko threatens to deploy ‘super-nuclear’ weapons in Belarus

    Belarus is ready to deploy in its territory not only nuclear, but also advanced "super-nuclear" weapons in the event of a threat from the country's adversaries, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko at the Osipovichi training ground while attending the Russian-Belarusian military exercises Allied Resolve–2022.

    "If necessary, if such stupid steps are taken by our opponents and adversaries, we will deploy not only nuclear weapons, but also super-nuclear, advanced ones, in order to …

  • Kremlin considers saving Lukashenko from losing main source of foreign currency income

    Russian authorities are considering ways to help the regime of Alexander Lukashenko, which has been cut off by Western sanctions from the possibility of exporting potash, a key source of foreign currency for the Belarusian economy.

    The Kremlin is now looking into the possibility of accepting Belarusian potash fertilizers in Russian ports, said Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    "This issue is on the agenda. It is being discussed. If I am not mistaken, so far [the redirection] of …

  • Lukashenko announces joint exercises with Russia to counter Ukraine and the West

    Belarus and Russia will hold military exercises in the western and southern regions, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

    According to him, the exercises were agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin in December and will be a response to the "difficult situation" on the borders of the Union State.

    "These should be regular exercises to work out a certain plan in the confrontation with these forces: the West (the Baltic States and Poland) and the south (Ukraine)," BelTA news …

  • Minsk: Belarus is ready to deploy Russian nuclear weapons

    Belarus is considering the possibility of deploying nuclear weapons in its territory, said Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei in an interview with RT Arabic.

    According to the minister, Minsk is ready to take such a step if it feels threatened by NATO. "This is one of the possible responses to possible future actions by the North Atlantic Alliance in the territory of Poland," he explained.

    In late November, Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko threatened to ask Russian President …

  • Lukashenko asks Putin for another $35 billion

    Belarus is working on obtaining new loans from Russia amid sanctions that have cut off its economy from key foreign currency sources.

    Minsk is negotiating a new government loan, as well as additional funds from the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development, which is 90% funded by Russia, said First Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus Nikolai Snopkov.

    "The total amount of the requested funds is $3.5 billion," he said at a meeting with the Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko. New …

  • Belarus prepares to be disconnected from SWIFT

    All Belarusian banks have connected to the Bank of Russia's Financial Messaging Transfer System (SPFS, said the Head of Division for Development and regulation of the National Payment System, of the Russia Central Bank Denis Baryshkov speaking at the VIII National Payment Forum.

    Now 38 financial institutions from nine countries are connected to the Russian system, which began to be developed in 2014 after the annexation of Crimea and the collapse of relations with the West, Baryshkov said.

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  • Lukashenko: Russia will not attack Ukraine

    Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko said that Russia is not going to attack Ukraine, and all statements about this are allegedly used as an excuse to "hammer Russia".

    "They need a reason to hammer Russia. So, they put up that label. Although no one in Russia is going to attack Ukraine. Russia is aware of what is happening in Ukraine. And what is happening there, and what NATO and the Americans plan, is unacceptable not only for Russia, but also for us, because we are located nearby," …

  • Belarus accuses Ukraine of violating its airspace

    The Belarusian Defense Ministry handed the Ukrainian military attaché a note of protest due to the violation of the Belarusian airspace, said to the press service of the Belarusian Defense Ministry.

    "On December 5, 2021, a military attaché from the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Belarus was summoned to the Department of International Military Cooperation of the Defense Ministry. He was given a note of protest in connection with the frequent violations by the Ukrainian side of the State …

  • Lukashenko announces joint Russian-Belarusian military exercises near Ukrainian border

    Russia and Belarus will hold joint military exercises near the Ukrainian border, said the Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

    "We have agreed with President Putin that in the near future we should hold exercises together on the southern borders, the Belarusian-Ukrainian border," Lukashenko said.

    He noted that the exercises are planned to be held in two stages. The first stage will be held in the winter. According to him, everything is ready for this.

    Earlier, Belarusian Defense …

  • Lukashenko threatens to deploy Russian nuclear weapons in Belarus

    Belarus will ask Russia to deploy nuclear weapons in its territory if such systems are deployed in Poland, said Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko.

    In an interview with RIA Novosti, Lukashenko suggested that if Germany refuses to deploy American nuclear weapons, then they will be deployed in Poland.

    "They will move them [nuclear weapons] to Poland. Yes. Then, I will offer Putin to bring nuclear weapons back to Belarus. We will talk about it. These will be weapons that will be most …